Trophy hunting Companies are increasingly targetting children, offering ‘family hunts’, ‘father and son’ bonding experiences, their desperation to find new audiences for their killing game business is damaging to children and human society as well as the animals themselves.
Malcolm Plant, the author of a peer-reviewed paper on the subject, Making the Link, says that put together, Romania’s street dog culling, violence rates and the study’s findings demonstrate a clear point: witnessing brutality to animals desensitises young people and makes them prone to aggression for life. “It’s highly likely that an animal abuser will also be abusing humans. We found not only have most animal abusers been exposed to violence and abuse, but that this has resulted in reduced empathy and a normalisation of aggression,” he says.
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When children witness violence, either of animals or people many studies show they are more likely to commit violence later in life. This isn’t just academic research or Netflix, this is reality.Mark Randell, Hidden in Sight
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